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Video of 40m CRN motor yacht LIBERTAS (ex Lady Belmor)

March 27, 2015

Measuring almost 40 meters in length over all, luxury charter yacht LIBERTAS, previously known as ‘Lady Belmor’, is a striking CRN custom line 128 semi-displacement vessel, originally launched in 2009. With last refit in 2011, motor yacht LIBERTAS has been superbly designed by the yard’s in-house technical team and Zuccon International Project. She is available for rent in the popular Mediterranean yacht charter locations. Below is a video showing this beauty, while cruising in Florida’s Fort Lauderdale, released by ‘ZipZapPower’.

Mixing up comfort, elegance and luxury, the 40-metre CRN superyacht LIBERTAS (ex Lady Belmor) boasts an unmistakably distinctive modern layout, featuring three covered decks, plus an innovative tender garage with side opening. Her elegant and stylish interiors by Zuccon International Project can sleep up to 12 charter guests in utmost in luxury.

Video of 54m Newcastle Marine motor yacht SOVEREIGN underway

March 26, 2015

Luxury motor yacht Sovereign (ex Harbour Island) is a beautiful 54-metre full displacement vessel, launched by the US shipyard Newcastle Marine in 2011. With naval architecture by Murray & Associates, Newcastle 5500 superyacht Sovereign boasts elegant and stylish interiors by Claudette Bonville, comfortably sleeping up to 12 guests. Below is a video of this beauty, while arriving in the popular Florida yacht charter location – Fort Lauderdale at sunrise. The video was made by ‘ZipZapPower’.

Oyster 72 sailing yacht MAGRATHEA on display at 2015 Palm Beach International Boat Show

March 26, 2015

The lovely Oyster 72 charter yacht Magrathea by Oyster Yachts is currently being showcased at the 2015 Palm Beach International Boat Show, running in the fantastic Florida yacht charter location until Sunday, March 29. The event is a truly international show and one of the top five boat shows in the USA, annually hosting more than $1.2 billion worth of boats, yachts and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers.

Yacht MAGRATHEA -  Main

Yacht MAGRATHEA - Main

With global recognition of being the pre-owned Oyster specialists, the Oyster brokerage team continue to have strong presence at the most prestigious international boat shows and are delighted to be showcasing the fantastic Oyster 72 sailing yacht Magrathea, previously victorious at Oyster Regattas, with a performance carbon rig and Spectra sails.

Yacht MAGRATHEA -  Salon

Yacht MAGRATHEA - Salon

The Oyster US team is on dock D204.

Below is a selection of other beautiful charter yachts built by Oyster.

New motor yacht Bering 77 design unveiled by Bering Yachts

March 25, 2015

Bering Yachts is thrilled to unveil their all-new motor yacht Bering 77 design. Two hulls of Bering 77 yacht have already been ordered, both by current Bering owners. The construction of the first hull has already started.

New motor yacht Bering 77 design by Bering Yachts

New motor yacht Bering 77 design by Bering Yachts

The Bering 77 yacht is a very athletic and graceful long range motor yacht. Relying on the experience and lessons learned from all previous models the Bering 77 has one on-deck departure; the Portuguese bridge deck has been merged into the foredeck making this a spectacular outdoors gathering place with comfortable seating to enjoy a front row view while underway in smooth seas.

Luxury yacht Bering 77 design from above

Luxury yacht Bering 77 design from above

Motor yacht Bering 77 displaces 460,000 pounds and shares the bulbous bow, hard chined hull sides and twin gondola skeg underbody of her sister ships. Her bow is very high off the water and prominently features two large pocket anchors tucked into the gorgeous stainless steel backing grill. This impressive bow height translates into a dry ride and creates very tall interior proportions allowing for over 7’2” headroom throughout.

Bering 77 yacht design - side view

Bering 77 yacht design – side view

Aloft the Bering 77 yacht features a full beam flybridge great for entertaining with a solid hardtop and that easily flows aft to a large boat deck for tender and crane storage. On the main deck level the side decks run bow to stern on both sides. The raised cockpit aft includes a outside seating area. The saloon has built in outboard seating and a large dining table.

Motor yacht Bering 77 design - aft view

Motor yacht Bering 77 design – aft view

Going up a few steps you arrive at the galley which in turn transitions into the pilothouse. The pilothouse is ideal for navigating and running the vessel.

The large interior volume lets each owner select the number of cabins and how they are layed out in a wide variety of choices.

Bering 77 yacht design - Saloon and Dining

Bering 77 yacht design – Saloon and Dining

The engine room is extremely impressive with stacked generators and twin Cummins engines in the deep gondola skegs. There is a large sea chest forward on centerline and the access for servicing machinery is extraordinary.

Luxury yacht Bering 77 design - Saloon

Luxury yacht Bering 77 design – Saloon

Luxury yacht Bering 77 has a range of over 4,000 miles at a cruising speed of 8 knots – running at 1,200 RPM she will burn a combined 10 gallons per hour and travel continuously for several weeks non-stop – letting her crew enjoy the journey while crossing the seas.

Bering 77 yacht design - Master Cabin

Bering 77 yacht design – Master Cabin

The Bering 77 yacht is the latest creation and two hulls have already been ordered by current Bering Yachts owners before this new model was even made public.

Technical Specifications of luxury yacht Bering 77 design:

Length Overall (LOA) 77’2″ (23.50 m)

Deck Length (LOD) 74’6″ (22.70 m)

Waterline Length (LWL) 72’4″ (22.00 m)

Beam 24′ 0″ (7.30 m)

Bridge Clearance 35’8″ (11.00 m)

Displacement (FULL LOAD) 364,000 lbs (165 metric Tons)

Draft (FULL LOAD) 6′ 2″ (2.00 m)

Cruise Speed 8 knots

Maximum speed 11 knots

Active Stabilization Optional

Twin EnginesCummins QSM – 11

Bow Thruster Standard

Stern Thruster Standard

Collision Bulkheads 5

Fuel 7,000 gal. (26,500 L)

Water 1,160 gal. (4,400 L)

Grey Water 500 gal (1,900 L)

Black Water 500 gal (1,900 L)

Range 4,000 + nautical miles

New Sailing Superyacht Line unveiled by Front Street Shipyard and Tripp Design

March 24, 2015

Front Street Shipyard‘s in-house design team has partnered with yacht designer Bill Tripp to develop a new line of modern sloops, currently available for construction. The line comprises 84-foot, 102-foot and 112-foot sailing superyachts that are performance-oriented with a range of interior options. Designed to meet the aesthetic tastes as well as versatility expectations of modern yacht owners, the composite sailing superyacht line is positioned as a competitive new option for new construction at Front Street Shipyard’s Belfast, Maine, facility.

New Sailing Superyacht Line unveiled by Front Street Shipyard and Tripp Design

New Sailing Superyacht Line unveiled by Front Street Shipyard and Tripp Design

The concepts, interior designs and exterior styling of the new yacht line have been developed in-house at Front Street Shipyard with naval architecture provided by Tripp Design Naval Architecture of Connecticut and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The collaboration between the yard and design firm grew out of a shared desire to generate more new construction opportunities in America. The sailboat line is ideally suited to the advanced composite construction techniques employed at the shipyard, while the design fulfills the modern vision for performance yachting by superyacht owners.

“We’ve long hoped that we’ll have an opportunity to build new yachts with Bill Tripp, whose designs are renowned worldwide,” said JB Turner, president of Front Street Shipyard. “We’d like to grow the new build side of our yard with projects from talented engineering and design firms like Bill’s.”

The 84-foot and 102-foot superyacht designs primarily feature flush decks yet have an aggressive low profile deckhouse aft of the mast. This concept adds additional light in the spacious main living areas. The 112-foot sloop is a true pilothouse boat. All three models include a central social cockpit protected by the deckhouse and an aft sailing cockpit.  There are multiple interior layouts depending on the owner’s expectations for the boat.

The sailing systems on Front Street Shipyard’s newest designs are fully hydraulic with carbon fiber rig packages. Twin headstay furlers provide a working jib on the inner stay and a reaching sail on the outer stay. There is a bowsprit to handle a Code Zero or Alpha sail and the mainsail has in-boom furling. All winches are hydraulic self-tailing or captive, depending on the model size.

Tripp Design Naval Architecture will provide Front Street Shipyard with all necessary engineering as well as advanced design of rigs, hulls and appendages. Front Street Shipyard will construct the yachts using modern advanced composite techniques with milled female tooling for hulls and male tooling for decks and infused laminates.

Video of Westport 112 motor yacht BOOK ENDS

March 24, 2015

Luxury motor yacht BOOK ENDS is a beautiful 40-metre Westport 112 semi-displacement vessel, launched by Westport Yachts in 2012. Superyacht BOOK ENDS features naval architecture by William Garden and exterior design by Gregory C. Marshall. Below is a video showing this beauty underway, made by ‘ZipZapPower’.

Video: Motor yacht WIDER 125’ presented during Miami Boat Show 2015

March 24, 2015

Luxury motor yacht Wider 125′ by Wider Yachts was presented to the world during the Miami Boat Show 2015, during a special night at the Soho Beach House Hotel. Guests were invited to a press cocktail event to learn more about the Wider fleet and discover their all-new superyacht Wider 125′ project. Below is a video from the event, released by Wider Yachts.

Video: Preview of Horizon P110 Yacht to be displayed at Palm Beach Boat Show 2015

March 24, 2015

Taiwan-based shipyard, Horizon Yachts, will be present at this week’s Palm Beach International Boat Show, running in the fabulous Florida yacht charter location from March 26 to 29, 2015. The beautiful Horizon P110 Trideck yacht as well as the brand new Horizon motor yacht E84 will be showcased during the event. Below is a video introducing the striking Horizon P110 superyacht, released by YachtVid – a video production company, dedicated to providing interesting, informative and entertaining action yacht videos.

Video of Horizon motor yacht E84 to be displayed at Palm Beach Boat Show 2015

March 23, 2015

The brand new Horizon motor yacht E84 will be displayed at this week’s Palm Beach International Boat Show 2015 – a prestigious event annually hosting multi-million dollar superyachts and luxury yacht charters. Below is an amazing video presenting the beautiful Horizon superyacht E84, released by YachtVid – a video production company, dedicated to providing interesting, informative and entertaining action yacht videos.

Palm Beach International Boat Show 2015 to feature Multi-Million Dollar Superyachts and Luxury Yacht Charters

March 23, 2015

This year’s 30th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show will open its doors this week, taking place along the waterfront facing posh Palm Beach Island, a lovely Florida yacht charter destination from March 26 to 29, 2015. The event annually attracts serious buyers and sellers of the yachting lifestyle from all over the world to the most prominent winter residence for the wealthy. As cold weather continues to grip the rest of the nation, yachting enthusiasts will once again have a unique possibility to enjoy sunny Palm Beach and a beautiful display of yachts for sale and superyacht charter.

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Recognized as one of the most significant annual international yacht shows, the four-day event features more than $1 billion worth of yachts, boats and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers, including hundreds of boats ranging from yacht tenders, center consoles and cruisers to fishing boats and 200- foot superyachts.

Superyacht sales in January were stronger than start-of-year sales for the past six years, with strong sales figures for new orders of superyachts, according to Boat International Market Intelligence, a recognized source of information on the superyacht industry. The largest yacht in this year’s Palm Beach show, the 200-foot motor yacht Aurora (ex Phoenix), on display with Moran Yacht & Ship, has an asking price of almost $53 million USD (almost $50 million EUR).

In addition to attracting wealthy buyers from around the world, the Palm Beach International Boat Show is renowned for catering to clientele who prefer the glamor and convenience of luxury yacht charters, which may cost as much as several hundred thousand dollars per week. It is not unheard of for these modern luxury charters, designed with lavish interiors to sleep up to 12 guests, to have a helipad, swimming pool, movie theater, gym, and expensive artwork. They typically cruise the Caribbean in the winter and the Mediterranean in the summer.

For all watersport and outdoor enthusiasts, whether or not they are in the market for a boat, this year’s show features live paddleboard, kayak and stand-up-paddleboard yoga demonstrations in a 15,000 gallon freshwater pool known as the AquaZone; IGFA School of Sportfishing seminars; youth fishing clinics by non-profit Hook The Future; and swimwear fashion shows by the Lands’ End Getaway Tour.

The show serves as the annual anchor event for the thriving Palm Beach County marine industry. According to a 2014 recreational marine industry economic impact study, Palm Beach County’s marine industry had an estimated impact of more than $1.8 billion in gross output including $682 million in wages and earnings and an associated 18,220 jobs, up from 8,931 jobs in 2010. In 2013, Palm Beach County had 36,852 registered boats.

The Palm Beach International Boat Show is owned and sponsored by the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, Inc., managed and produced by Show Management, presented by Palm Harbor Marina and co-sponsored by Gosling’s Rum, Yachts International Magazine, Smallwoods Yachtwear, GEICO, Budweiser, Land’s End, the Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News.

Ticket prices are $20 at the gate and $18 online for adults; $10 at the gate and $8 online for children 6 to 15; children under 6 are free.